We started the month off with our first Chilli Festival of the year, Eastnor Castle Chilli Festival.
This was our fifth year at this event (trading at the last three) & it has to be one of our favourites, for so many reasons. Firstly it’s a very well organised event; trust me that makes all the difference, so many events leave things to the last minute & almost to luck; not the case with Sarah (pictured on right) & her team
It was where our Special Edition Extra Hot Pickled Eggs “Devil’s Testicles” was launched. Well they were certainly a talking point! Even the event staff came down to have a look, as only available at the Chilli Festivals; probably a little risqué for the normal farmer’s market audience.
At the end of the month they then moved to their permanent home in the Polytunnel. That night the wonderful little fluffy bunnies decided to munch on them, bless their little cotton tails! Lost some, but fortunately have a good few spare, phew! Anyone fancy rabbit stew, nicely marinade with chilli ;)
Well that’s pretty much May in a nutshell, so what’s happening in June; well who knows? Hopefully no bunny attacks, but the things we have planned are our regular Farmers’ Markets every Thursday at Taunton, last Friday at Langport, Wiveliscombe once a month & Somerton 1st Friday of the month. Plus a few events from Wellington Street Fair on Sunday 5th, Bishops Palace Garden Festival on 10th-12th, West Country Food & Living Show 12th, Big Rural Event 17th, Bridport Food Festival, SomerFest in Taunton & Reading Chilli Festival all on Sat 18th, Walled Garden Summer Fair in Cannington 19th.
We hope we’ll see you at one of the events in June, if not then somewhere this summer.
Enjoy the sunshine & chilli of course.
Mrs C x